15th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

Rs 111 billion allocated to Primary & Secondary schools

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday allocated Rs 111.52 billion for primary and secondary education for the financial year 2016-17 as compared to Rs 97.542 for the financial year 2015-16 with a considerable increase. Of the total amount Rs673.127million has been set aside for the payment of salaries, Rs 1,489.225 million for non-salaries while development expenditure is Rs16.915 million for the current financial year.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Jun-16/rs-111-billion-allocated-to-primary-secondary-schools

No revolutionary steps for promotion of education

Like its dismal performance during the last three years in the field of education despite “education emergency” in the province, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led coalition government failed to announce any revolutionary steps for the promotion of education in the budget. There were clear discrepancies in the budget speech of Finance Minister Muzaffar Said and the “White Paper” regarding allocations for education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/127926-No-revolutionary-steps-for-promotion-of-education


Tighter budget: Education, Health take top priority again in reduced ADP

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated Rs161 billion for the Annual Development Programme in its Rs505 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17. This is a curious decrease of 8% in the ADP compared to Rs174 billion from 2015-16. Meanwhile, there was a 10% increase in the Rs298 billion expenditures in the outgoing year.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1123130/tighter-budget-education-health-take-top-priority-reduced-adp/


Education is a way to progress

Chairman Khalid Ayub of Karwan Peshawar has said that progress of a nation depends on the quality education. KARWAN will cooperate with Government and will not bear any negligence in provision of quality education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103574800&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160614




CADD to hire Montessori Teachers & their Assistants

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has planned to appoint 11 Montessori teachers and as many assistants for them to the five government schools in the Islamabad capital territory.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/127911-CADD-to-hire-Montessori-teachers-their-assistants


Food feeding project in federal education Institutes

It is decided to start food feeding project in federal schools. In the first phase of the project, food will be provided to the students of Montessori and prep class. According to details along with free education, free food will be provided in 22 federal institutes.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103576119&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160615


200 new busses for ICT students

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) will purchase 200 buses for schools and colleges of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). This was stated to the Senate by the State Minister CADD Dr. Tariq Fazl Chaudhry. Responding to a Calling Attention Notice of Senator Muhammad Atteeq Shaikh, he said the buses were being purchased under the Prime Minister's Educational Reforms package to provide pick and drop facility far flung area students.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Jun-16/200-new-busses-for-ict-students


Staff Welfare Association delegate meets President IIUI

The delegate of the Staff Welfare Association of International Islamic University Islamabad met the President of the IIUI. The president congratulated the newly elected members of the association.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-15&edition=ISL&id=2427504_41808075


AIOU uploads admitted students names to its website

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has completed the process of admissions for the semester spring 2016 and even uploaded the particulars of the students on its website www.aiou.edul.pk. The Admissions Director, Syed Zia-ul-Hasnain, announced this in his address to a ceremony.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Jun-16/aiou-uploads-admitted-students-names-to-its-website



Facilitating students: New Academic block inaugurated

The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has launched new departments and an academic block to further facilitate its students. IIUI Spokesperson Dr. Hafiz Abid Masood informed APP on Tuesday that the Faculty of Computing Centre for Islam and International Media and a newly-constructed academic block for Faculty of Engineering and Technology was inaugurated.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1122797/facilitating-students-new-academic-block-inaugurated/


VU Scholarships

The Virtual University of Pakistan awarded merit and need-based scholarships to 987 students of the university. According to a press release, a total of 501 VU students has been awarded merit scholarships to encourage healthy academic competitions whereas 486 students received need-based scholarships.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/127913-VU-scholarships




No seats for government servant daughters in Medical College

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday declared quota for daughters of government officials in the MBBS programme at Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore illegal. IHC Chief Justice Mohammad Anwar Kasi said rather than admitting students on a quota system, the college must fill seats through a competitive process.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1264935/govt-servants-daughters-not-to-have-seats-in-medical-college


No Pakistani University among top 100 Asian Institutes : Qs rankings

Ten Pakistani universities have been named among the best universities in Asia, according to global higher education analysts, QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The rankings rate Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) as the best university in Pakistan; however, even it did not make it to the top 100 universities in Asia.

Complete Story: http://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/no-pakistani-university-in-top-100-asian-institutes-qs-rankings/




Public-private partnership for Railway Schools under losses

All those railway schools that are running under losses would be run by public-private partnership now onwards. The schools would be given on ten-year lease. Railway employees children would not be charged extra fees.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-15&edition=LHR&id=2428778_68452868


New tax structure for private schools

General President of All Pakistan Private Schools Association has said in his address that government levied a new tax on private schools which is totally unfair. He told that private schools are already paying 23 types of tax due to which 30 thousand schools were shut.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103576667&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160615 


Adult education to be started in 200 schools

The provincial government has directed the literacy department to start adult education at 200 primary schools in the division. The classes would start after Eid. The people would be provided with free books and stationery.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-15&edition=ISL&id=2427859_19202261


Six more schools for kiln workers’ kids

A decision has been taken to open six more schools for children working at kilns in Rawalpindi. As many as 39 schools for children working as kiln labourers have been opened in Rawalpindi in the first phase and over 3000 children are studying in these schools. The Literacy Department has started its homework to open six more schools.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Jun-16/six-more-schools-for-kiln-workers-kids


LHC seeks final arguments in age limit case for class IX

The Lahore High Court yesterday sought final arguments in a petition challenging the policy of Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) which deprived many students below 12 years of age of getting admission to Class IX. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh resumed the hearing.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/15-Jun-2016/lhc-seeks-final-arguments-in-age-limit-case-for-class-ix


Can education board set a minimum age?

Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday adjourned for final arguments several petitions, challenging a policy of Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) that bars students less than 12 years of age from enrolling for Class 9.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1122816/can-education-board-set-minimum-age/


Change is syllabi of Atchison College

It is decided to change the syllabus of Atchison College Lahore. From new session Cambridge Junior syllabus will teach. After that final examination system will be ended. According to source from class 1 to 5 Cambridge Junior Syllabus of English, Math and Science will teach.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-15-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_08.gif


UMT management grieved

The management of University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, has expressed deep grief on the death of Muhammad Moeen, a student of BBIS, at the University. The management termed the death an awful tragedy. Press releases issued by the varsity’s Department of Public Relations read that Muhammad Moeen Manzoor was enrolled in the third semester of degree programme BBIS.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/127918-UMT-management-grieved


PU announces results

Punjab University has announced the results for the first semester of the BS program. The results are available on the university website. The university has also issued date sheet for LLB annual examinations.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-15&edition=LHR&id=2428774_99679725


HEC failed to constitute committees for solving issues

A large number of professors from the All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association have expressed that the Higher Education Commission has failed to constitute the committees to resolve the withstanding issues.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-15&edition=LHR&id=2428373_47220944


91pc pass general nursing exams

Punjab Nursing Examination Board has announced results of all categories General Nursing Examinations held in March-April 2016. The overall results remained more than 91 percent. Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmed Shah gave the approval to announce the results.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/127922-91pc-pass-general-nursing-exams


Parho Punjab: Rs312.8b for education

The government has allocated Rs312.8 billion for the education sector in the 2016-2017 budget – 18.6 percent of the total budgetary allocation. Last year, the allocation for education was Rs310 billion. Finance Minister Ayesha Ghaus Pasha said that the government was committed to providing quality educational services. “For this, an estimated amount of Rs312.8 billion will be spent on improving access, quality and coverage of education,” she said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1122041/parho-punjab-rs312-8b-education/


Punjab education budget 2016-2017

The budget of 312 trillion rupees has been allocated to Punjab Education in which two projects of ‘Punjab Strengthening schools’ are included, according to which education facilities will be provided to 19 million students.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-15/page-1/detail-1


Education and health take the lead

For the first time in the country’s history, allocations for education and health sectors have taken the lead in both federal and provincial government develop budgets. These sectors had always been big ticket items in the non-development budgets. Development budgets for these sectors have historically seen only modest increases. Departing from this norm, the major part of the 2016-17 budget speech was devoted to education and health sectors.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1122098/education-health-take-lead/




Zoology papers to be checked today

The zoology papers of the intermediate examinations would be checked today at the inter-board office. The process would start at 10.30am in the library of the Higher Secondary Education Board Karachi building.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-15&edition=KCH&id=2429079_88572299


NAB officials raid Karachi University in action against Vice Chancellors

NAB authorities have raided the University of Karachi in an action against the incumbent and former Vice Chancellors. During the raid, they seized records for the VC office. Media reports suggested that Tuesday’s raid was carried out over a corruption scandal involving two vice-chancellors and several other officials at the university.

Complete Story: http://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/headline/nab-raids-karachi-university-in-action-against-vice-chancellors/


Habib University signs MoU’s with US Varsities

Habib University has signed MoU’s with different universities of the United States of America. The president of Habib University Wasif Rizvi signed the MoU’s and expressed that the Pakistani students would understand the American education system.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-15&edition=KCH&id=2429092_91363326



Laptop distribution ceremony tomorrow

The Prime Minister Laptop Scheme’s laptop distribution ceremony would take place at Karachi University on 16th June. This is the second phase of laptop distribution at the KU.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-15&edition=KCH&id=2427051_96520233


Hajveri University reopened despite court orders

Hajveri University has been reopened despite court orders. The university has called the students suddenly for the examinations. However, the students protested against the university management and demanded the examinations to be held after Eid.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-15&edition=LHR&id=2428382_76709336


Three young women with a Will make their way to Higher Education

Eighteen-year-old Saira Batool never thought she would get enrolled at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), especially when she was studying at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Block 6, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Today, the doctor-to-be is the only student from a public school in her class of around 350 students in DUHS. She is in her first year of Bachelor’s of Medicine (MBBS).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1122626/power-three-young-women-will-make-way-higher-education/


Entry tests in Medical Colleges and Universities

Under the Uniform Admission Policy conduction of entry test at the same time in all medical colleges and Universities of the Province is yet not decided. Due to this students will face difficulty like last year and have to give entry test several times.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-15-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


Computers are not the substitutes of books

Administrator Karachi Laiq Ahmed has said that we do not deny the importance of technology in this modern era but the computer cannot be surrogate with books. There is a difference of thousands of years between and book reader and non-reader.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-15-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif





Neglecting our most powerful weapon By Arshad Mahmood

Education has never been a priority for successive governments in Pakistan and that’s why we are a nation with the second highest number of out-of-school children in the world after Nigeria. Scores of national and international reports launched, one after the other, keep highlighting the worsening state of education in the country, the latest being that of Alif Ailaan and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute’s (SDPI) “Pakistan District Education Ranking 2016”.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1122699/neglecting-powerful-weapon/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP allocates Rs 111bn for education in provincial budget

Peshawar: The KP government allocated Rs111 billion for the promotion of education sector, which is the biggest allotment after development program for the financial year 2016-17. Presenting the budget in the provincial assembly, Finance Minister Muzaffar Said Advocate said the province will receive Rs293 billion from the federal divisible pool which is 17 percent more than the amount received in the outgoing fiscal year. Muzaffar Said Advocate said Rs125 billion have been allocated for Annual Development Program. Over 1, 500 development projects will be completed in the fiscal year 2016-17.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.1


Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.1

Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2

Swat University converted to bargain center

Swat: The Swat University has converted to a bargain center, it has revealed that after the Master, students who want to pass their thesis have to pay and who doesn’t pay their thesis goes into a doubt due to which students precious time is wasting, University Professors are taking money from them via touts and on the application of students University has become quiet.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/nai-baat-peshawar.html

Regular staff appointment solves students problems

Khyber Agency: The Government Degree College Landi Kotal Student’s Union President Shafaat Shinwari appreciated the Principal and DDO efforts for the provision of regular staff to the college and said the regular staff provision is a step toward the solution of the problems of the students. He said the Principal taken charge of the college which provides a development path to the college. The new administration solved the basic problem of students after the appointment of the regular staff.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3

KP government reserved 4 billion and 78 crores in the budget for the Higher Education

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government reserved 4 Arab and 78 crore rupees for higher education in the province for the next fiscal year 2016-17 budget which spent on the 60 projects.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.1


Education is being deteriorated deliberately in Sorab & surrounding areas: Abdul Ahad Lehri

District Sorab: Mr. Adbul Bari Lehri & Mr. Abdul Ahad Lehri said in press club Sorab that primary school is closed from previous twenty years in Qilli Baloch Khanzai. Area residents informed various times to EDO, DDEO, and other education department officials but they solely visited & did not take any practical  step for reopening of the school. They said Qilli Saeedabad school building construction is still incomplete; children future is at risk and parents are sending children to private schools and bearing giant amount in lieu of school fees.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=soabrab.jpg

Raids by education officials over different schools show anger on the absenteeism of teachers

District Quetta: The DEO Female Madam Raheella Mir & DDEO Male Chalton town Mr. Gul Muhammad Kakar visited different schools on directions of Additional Secretary Education Mr. Hayat Khan Kakar. Both the officials showed anger over absenteeism of teachers and principals in schools. They said that the school timings for opening and closing are disturbed from the schedule. They warned teachers and principals to be punctual of time otherwise salaries will be stopped.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3

Eleven million children are still deprived of education: HDP

District Quetta: The Hazara Democratic Party HDP stated that increasing population creating problems of children upbringing & Education which is a question mark for Government to tackle. Eleven  million children right now in the country are still deprived of education & are involved in child labor & other chores for earning a livelihood. On the other hand, Government does not have any logical and practical policy for upbringing and education of children; due to lack of policy child abuses like unemployment, poverty, hunger & extremism which are affecting the country as a whole. HDP stated every year 5 lac children leave education and incline towards labor due to the inappropriate educational atmosphere & lack of opportunities.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103575345&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160615

Action will be taken against the absent teachers in Qalat: District Education Officer

Sorab: DEO Qalat Mr. Shabir Ahmed Sumalani said during visiting different schools that standard education is necessary for eradication of ignorance, illiteracy, and backwardness. He said that strong & sound society can only be formed through quality education. He said legal actions will be taken against absent teachers and will not be forgiven. He said teachers should not solely be present in schools but also should focus on positive results from students.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 2

Students facing problems due to lack of facilities in the primary school

District Kachhi: Educational emergency claims are useless, dozens of schools are deprived of basic facilities and students are sitting on the pavement, basic facilitates like furniture, potable water, electricity is unavailable in primary school Bhag. The primary school building has dilapidated but regrettably officials are not paying heed towards the issue. The government should take notice of dilapidation of school and provide basic facilities to school.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 6


Headmaster stresses teachers

District Bahawalpur: The Teachers of Government High School Khanpur Marchan have submitted an application to Education District Officer, against the Headmaster for his personal rules, abusive language and harassment acts with female’s staff. Teachers and Staff have appealed that Chief Minister of Punjab, Education Minister, and Education District Officer take notice and provide protection.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-15/page- 11

Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No. 8

Influential land mafia occupies government school

District Rahim Yar Khan: Villagers conducted protest against the closure of Girls Primary School Basti Nandan Moza Kot Mithan, explaining that their school had been closed for last 12 years, resulting in above hundreds of girls have to move far away from their basic right of education, while school building has occupied by local influential land mafia for their residence. They demanded from the higher authorities to take notice of land mafia and reopen the school so that their children could get an education.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-15/page- 11

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 3

Dera Ghazi Khan division prosperous in Punjab budget 2016-17

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Punjab government has allocated an overall amount of Rs more than 47 billion for 416 different sections and projects of Schools Education Department in the provincial budget for 2016-17. However, District Muzaffargarh, Rajan Pur, and Layyah have allocated specified budget for the provision of school facilities. While Rs 500 million has been specified for establishment of Fort Munro Cadet College and Rs 100 million for land purchasing

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 1

Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9

Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No. 1

Government schools linked with the “Smart Monitoring”

District Rahim Yar Khan: In the light of Punjab Government instructions, Punjab Information Technology Department has introduced smart monitoring system in all government schools of Punjab. With the help of this system, teachers, students and staff attendance and school facilities would be monitored.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 3

Distribution of Laptops among all district educators

District Rahim Yar Khan: This year instead of five districts, Punjab Government has decided to provide laptops for all Educators in all over districts of Punjab. District Education Authorities have given instruction for made necessary planning and arrangements in this regard.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 3


Board Chairman dismisses Controller

District Mirpurkhas: The Chairman Education Board Mirpurkhas has relieved the Controller of the Board, while he has handed over the charge to the Assistant Controller. The step was taken due to controller’s complaint to the Chief Minister Sindh.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130404020&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160615

Corruption in education specific budget

District Jacobabad: Social parties have become active to stop corruption in the Specific Budget of Schools in District Jacobabad. It is reported that strategy is being formed to grab the budget of one crore rupees.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-15/news/page3/1%20(7).htm

NAB raids on Karachi University

Karachi: NAB personnel raided on the Office of the Vice Chancellor Karachi University and took away the office record of illegal appointments and other expenses.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Front Page

Training Program for employees of Sindh Madarsat-ul-Islam University

Karachi: A Training Program of “Indigenous on Campus training” was organized for employees of Sindh Madarsat-ul-Islam with the cooperation of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-15-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_06.gif